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Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy

Disease definition

Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD) is the most frequent form of posterior corneal dystrophy (see this term) and is characterized by excrescences on a thickened Descemet membrane (corneal guttae), generalized corneal edema, with gradually decreased visual acuity.

ORPHA:98974

  • Synonym(s):
    • Endoepithelial corneal dystrophy
    • FECD
    • Late hereditary endothelial dystrophy
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Autosomal dominant or Multigenic/multifactorial or Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: Adult
  • ICD-10: H18.5
  • OMIM: 136800  610158  613267  613268  613269  613270  613271  615523
  • UMLS: C0016781
  • MeSH: -
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: -

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